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Holidays to Cape Verde

From island hopping to buggy desert adventures, Cape Verde holidays cover the spectrum of things you can do on a trip abroad. This archipelago off the coast of Africa is the true representation of what an island paradise is really like.

Surrounded by crystal-blue waters, there is a wide range of gorgeous beaches to choose from, on which you can take part in water sports or just lay back and chill out. If culture is more your thing than lazing on the beach, Cape Verde holidays can provide plenty of that, too. Visit the oldest Sub-Saharan street in Africa, or stop off at the 18th century Fortaleza Real de San Felipe.

Cape Verde cuisine is also not to be missed. From cost-effective cafes to world-renowned gourmet restaurants, you will have plenty of opportunities to taste a wide range of delicious dishes.

LANGUAGE Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese
CURRENCY Cape Verde Escudo
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT -1
FLIGHT TIME 5-6 hrs
COST OF A BEER 186 Esc
3 COURSE MEAL 1445 Esc
  • An island paradise

    Cape Verde has an absolutely stunning coastline, which houses many beaches. Why not enjoy a leisurely and scenic boat trip along the coast, to see the islands from a whole new perspective? Cape Verde holidays mean you can go island hopping and discover all the charms each island has to offer its visitors.

  • Get active

    If you like your fix of adrenaline while on holiday, Cape Verde is the place for you. Offering a massive array of activities, both on the shore and in the water; you’ll never be bored. Take a guided ride through the desert on a buggy, go arrange a romantic ride along the beach with the Horse Riding Centre, snorkel or go water skiing – the choice is infinite.

  • Dazzling nightlife

    From live music to quiet bars, Cape Verde’s nightlife promises to be an unforgettable experience to anyone who fancies a night on the town. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant and exciting club, a classy cocktail bar on the beach or a refined place to enjoy an evening meal, you’ll be able to find it on a Cape Verde holiday.

Activities

Cape Verde holidays offer activities to suit all tastes. If you’re a nature lover and seeking out the island’s flora and fauna, pop down to the breathtaking Viveiro Botanical Garden. Alternatively, if you’re looking to embark on adrenaline-pumping adventures, jump on a quad bike and explore, or plan an island hopping trip to discover a host of cultures. The world is truly your oyster in Cape Verde.

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Boat trips

Boat trips abound in Cape Verde and are a fantastic way to see the islands from a whole different perspective. Cape Verde holidays offer a wide range of boat trips, ranging from sport to leisure.

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Half-Day Buggy Desert Adventure

For a real adrenalin rush, there’s no better way to spend half a day than taking a buggy desert adventure from Santa Maria on the Island of Sal.

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Beaches

Boasting beaches galore, Cape Verde holidays are perfect for anyone looking to enjoy an island paradise, where you can just sit back and listen to the sound of the waves. With a wide range of beaches to choose from, you’ll never be too far from the coastline. Enjoy water sports, stroll on the sand or just catch some rays.

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Baixo Rocha Beach

If you’re looking to find your own idyllic spot of complete seclusion during your holiday, then Baixo Rocha Beach is a must visit.

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Pedra de Lume beach

Pedra de Lume beach, on the north-eastern coast of Sal in Cape Verde is a beach with a difference, one which you’ll have to see to believe.

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Food and Drink

Expect delicious, traditional West African cuisine on Cape Verde holidays, as well as punchy and fruity cocktails, served at blissful bars on the beach. You can even drink out of a fresh coconut while you sunbathe. Head over to one of the many local eateries and tuck into the popular and traditional Canjo soup served there; you won’t regret it.

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Bahia the Beach restaurant

Take a trip over to Bahia the Beach bar and restaurant in beautiful Boa Vista, Cape Verde, which some have named the best restaurant in Praia Estoril.

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Bica D’Areia

Bica D’Areia tapas restaurant suits all tastes, and caters for all dietary requirements, too. As well as sumptuous seafood and meat dishes, this restaurant has an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu to choose from.

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Sights

Culture and history await you on Cape Verde holidays. Visit Africa’s oldest Sub-Saharan street and take in the amazing architecture of buildings, which have stood tall for centuries and educate yourself on the history of this remarkable place.

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Cemitério do Mindelo

Cemitério do Mindelo is a graveyard located in Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente. While it is not your normal tourist attraction, it does draw many visitors from all around the world, on a weekly basis.

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Church of Nazarene

The Church of Nazarene is a simply beautiful quaint blue church, recently renovated to increase the beauty of the building and to suit its tropical surroundings.

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Top Resorts in Cape Verde

Boa Vista

Boa Vista is Portugese for “Good View”, therefore once you arrive at this stunning resort you’ll see why they couldn’t of called it anything else.

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Sal

The beautiful island of Sal is surrounded by golden sands, turquoise waters and luxurious resorts hugging the beach. Wander inland and you will discover charming cobblestone towns and cosmopolitan markets.

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Location of Cape Verde

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